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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

July 20, 2017
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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for violations that resulted in injuries to residents. Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was fined $3,000 for four incidents, spanning from 2015 to this year. On Oct. 8, 2016, a registered nurse...

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Connecticut Task Force To Examine So-Called ‘Custody For Care’ Controversy

June 30, 2017
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Connecticut Task Force To Examine So-Called ‘Custody For Care’ Controversy

By Lisa Chedekel A task force created by state lawmakers will examine whether the Department of Children and Families (DCF) should be prohibited from requiring that parents give up custody of their children in order to access mental health and other services, under legislation signed by the governor. The newly formed panel, which is...

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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Loses License

June 23, 2017
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Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Loses License

By Kate Farrish A licensed practical nurse from Ansonia who is accused of murdering an Eastern Connecticut State University student has lost his nursing license in an unrelated case involving a fight he had with a visitor in a patient’s home. The Board of Examiners for Nursing voted Wednesday to revoke the license of...

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DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Connecticut Children And Families In Their Own Homes

June 22, 2017
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DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Connecticut Children And Families In Their Own Homes

By Jenifer Frank Last May, Samantha Collins’ drug use, legal problems and dealings with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families forced her to strike a bargain with the agency. Tony Bacewicz Photo. Samantha Collins tells how the Family-Based Recovery program helped her stay at home to care for her children while receiving addiction...

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